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Rapper Nelly is 39.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
President Truman surprised theexperts by winning a narrow upsetover Republican challenger ThomasE. Dewey.
“If I have any beliefs about immortality,it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven,and very,very few persons.”
— James Thurber (1894-1961)
PoliticalcommentatorPatrick Buchananis 75.Country singerErika Jo is 27.
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara of the United States drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte,in Nazar,Portugal.
:Sunny in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Highs in theupper 50s. Light winds...Becoming west5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming clear. Lows in theupper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20mph.
:Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 10to 20 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.Northwest winds around 20 mph...Becoming 10 to 15 mphafter midnight.
: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Monday night and Tuesday:
Mostly clear. Lows in theupper 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
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Gen. George Washington issued his Farewell Ordersto the Armies of the United States near Princeton, New Jersey.
the 11th president of the United States, James KnoxPolk, was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
the 29th president of the United States, WarrenGamaliel Harding, was born near Corsica, Ohio.
, North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39thand 40th states.
British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued adeclaration expressing support for a “national home” for theJews in Palestine.
Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden ﬂyingboat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (dubbed the “Spruce Goose” bydetractors), on its only ﬂight, which lasted about a minuteover Long Beach Harbor in California.
, game show contestant Charles Van Doren admittedto a House subcommittee that he’d been given questions andanswers in advance when he appeared on the NBC-TVprogram“Twenty-One.”
President John F. Kennedy delivered a brief state-ment to the nation in which he said that aerial photographshad conﬁrmed that Soviet missile bases in Cuba were beingdismantled, and that “progress is now being made toward therestoration of peace in the Caribbean.”
South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem wasassassinated in a military coup.
, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter became the ﬁrstcandidate from the Deep South since the Civil War to be elect-ed president as he defeated incumbent Gerald R. Ford.
black militant JoAnne Chesimard escaped from aNew Jersey prison, where she’d been serving a life sentencefor the 1973 slaying of New Jersey state trooper WernerFoerster. Phobophobia is a fear of developing aphobia.***The ﬁrst ice cube tray was patented in1932. The stainless steel tray ﬂexedsideways to eject the ice cubes. It cost50 cents.***The oldest shoe in existence is thesandal. Sandals made of wovenpapyrus were discovered in anEgyptian tomb from 2000 B.C.***The only woman to be pictured on aU.S. currency note was MarthaWashington (1731-1802). Her por-trait was on the $1 silver certiﬁcatesprinted from 1886 to 1891.***Chopsticks, the piano music, wasoriginally called the Celebrated ChopWaltz when it was written by 16-year-old Euphemia Allen (1861-1949) in1877. The British girl composed thetune using the pseudonym Arthur deLulli.***There are no ants in Antarctica. Antslive on every other continent.***Do you know what Melvil Dewey(1851-1931) is famous for? Seeanswer at end.***The Vietnam Veterans Memorial inWashington, D.C., lists 58,209names of those who died during thewar. The names are engraved on pol-ished black granite walls that are 493feet long.***Baby carrots, sold pre-packaged assnacks, are actually regular carrots cutinto two inch pieces and shaved downThe world’s ﬁrst crossword puzzle wasprinted as a “mental exercise” in theSunday edition of the New York Worldin 1913. It was so popular that by theearly 1920s every major newspaper inAmerica featured its own crosswordpuzzle.***The largest manufacturer of playingmarbles is Vacor de Mexico. The com-pany makes 90 percent of the world’smarbles. More than 12 million littleglass balls are produced each day.***Charles Dickens (1812-1870) claimedthat his ﬁrst love was ﬁctional LittleRed Riding Hood. He thought that hewould have known perfect bliss if hecould have married her.***Some oxymorons: quiet storm, steelwool, deliberate mistake, mud bath.***The ﬁrst Gap store was opened in SanFrancisco in 1969. Today the interna-tional company has their world head-quarters in San Francisco.***The term horsepower was ﬁrst coinedby Scottish engineer James Watt(1736-1819) who invented a steamengine. One unit of horsepower equals33,000 foot-pounds per minute.***The most common ﬁrst letter of sur-names in the United States is S.However, there has never been a presi-dent of the United States that has had alast name starting with the letter S.***The largest and most complete skele-ton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is on dis-play at the Field Museum in Chicago.The skeleton is 13 feet high and 42feet long. The bones were discoveredin South Dakota in 1990. The skele-ton is referred to as Sue, named afterthe fossil hunter Sue Hendrickson(born 1949) who discovered thebones.***
: He was an American librari-an that developed the Dewey DecimalSystem. While working as a librarianat Amherst College in 1876, Deweydeveloped the classification system for books; books are put in generalcategories and designated with num-bers from 000-999. The number afterthe decimal point designates morespeciﬁc subjects.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.comor
(Answers Monday)VOUCH DOUSE HECKLE SLEIGHYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When he got the bill for their extravagant lob-ster meal, he was— SHELLSHOCKEDNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Singer Jay Black (Jay and the Americans) is 75. ActressStefanie Powers is 71. Author Shere (shehr) Hite is 71. Rockmusician Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 69.Country-rock singer-songwriter J.D. Souther is 68. ActressKate Linder is 66. Rock musician Carter Beauford (The DaveMatthews Band) is 56. Actor Peter Mullan is 54. Singer-song-writer k.d. lang is 52. Rock musician Bobby Dall (Poison) is50. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage is 49.Actress Lauren Velez is 49. Actor David Schwimmer is 47.Christian/jazz singer Alvin Chea (Take 6) is 46.
The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Charms,No.12,in ﬁrst place;California Classic,No.5,insecond place;and Gold Rush,No.1,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:46.80.
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